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We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. By gathering in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus' example with the twelve disciples.
This workbook by Greg Ogden is a tool designed to help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith.
Each week contains the following elements:
This material is designed for groups of three. It has also been used successfully as an individual study program, a one-on-one discipling tool, and small group curriculum. This expanded and completely updated edition includes a new guide for leaders.
Jesus had a big enough vision to think small. Focusing on a few did not limit his influence. Rather, it expanded it. Discipleship Essentials is designed to help us influence others as Jesus did—by investing in a few.
A Word from the Author
Getting the Most from Discipleship Essentials
Part One: Growing Up in Christ
1. Making Disciples
2. Being a Disciple
3. Quiet Time
4. Bible Study
Part Two: Understanding the Message of Christ
7. The Three-Person God
8. Made in God’s Image
Part Three: Becoming Like Christ
14. Filled with the Holy Spirit
15. Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Part Four: Serving Christ
20. The Church
21. Ministry Gifts
22. Spiritual Warfare
23. Walking in Obedience
24. Sharing the Wealth
Bonus Section: Money
Appendix: Building a Discipleship Ministry